2021 Election

Laura Palmisano

  • Lauren Boebert amends FEC filings again, to address missing $70K
  • Colorado cities & counties begin signing on to opioid settlement
  • Ski resorts reviving J-1 visa program for seasonal workers 
  • Delta City Council public comments show continued opposition to dignity & equality for LGBTQ folks
  • Ten digit dialing begins Sunday, so don't forget to dial 970 for local calls
  • Delta County Library District board president Jess Deegan explains why voter support of 7A is critical

This week on Local Motion, we hear from candidates running for the Delta County School Board. There are two candidates in District 1, Shannon Crespin and Kristina Hines. There are four candidates in District 5, Brian Kopko, Luke McCrain, Jennifer McGavin, and Nicole Milner. This audio is composed of highlights from the candidate forum hosted by Delta High School teacher Scott Siettmann on October 6th at Delta Middle School. 

This week on Local Motion, we hear from six of the candidates running for Montrose County School Board. There are two candidates for District C, Alice Murphy and Andrew Neal, two candidates for District E, incumbent Sarah Fishering and challenger Cortney Loyd, and two candidates for District F, incumbent Eric Kelley and challenger Dawn Schieldt. This audio is composed of highlights from The Forum recorded September 29, 2021 inside Cascade Hall at Colorado Mesa University in Montrose.

  

  • Fort Lewis College now has most diverse student body ever
  • Journalist & former Telluride resident Danny Fenster still in custody in military-ruled Burma
  • OSHA fines JBS Foods in Greeley & Shelton Land and Cattle in LaSalle for deadly incidents
  • Kate Redmond reports on the latest from Paonia in Motion
  • Delta County voter service and polling center moving from courthouse to Human Services Building
  • KVNF News asked 6 candidates for 2 seats on Delta School Board to tell us why they're running

  

  • 4 horses killed in car accidents on 550 on Thursday
  • School board candidate forums are scheduled for Grand Junction, Austin, Montrose next week
  • Dual Immersion Academy principal Monica Heptner awarded by Latino Chamber of Commerce
  • Republican Lauren Boebert violated federal campaign finance laws, used campaign funds for rent, bills
  • NPR TV critic Eric Deggans speaks with KVNF's Gavin Dahl about the new documentary Summer of Soul, directed by Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, opening tonight at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia

  

  • New Redistricting Commission state legislative maps make dramatic changes on Western Slope
  • Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters retains attorney Scott Gessler, former Secretary of State
  • Norwood may cap short-term rentals at 3, total
  • Six candidates are running for two seats on Delta County School Board
  • Samaritan Johnny Hurley was killed by police in Arvada, coroner confirms
  • Comedian Alex Hooper talks about going on tour during the pandemic, his new book & his comedy special ahead of Healthy Rhythm Gallery gig this Saturday in Montrose

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  • Delta Health facing critical financial losses
  • Colorado making more rental assistance payments as eviction moratorium ends
  • Nordic Council & Forest Service identify 2 possible solutions for Grand Mesa conflict
  • Mesa County voters will decide on 2 marijuana measures this November
  • Statewide ballot questions aim to raise marijuana prices, lower property taxes, restrict state spending
  • Health experts offering tips to reduce air pollution inside homes
  • USDA sees drought impacts on soybean crops

  • From KOTO Telluride: The free box reopens
  • From KGNU Boulder: Hannah Leigh Myers speaks with journalist Leland Rucker of TheNewsStation.com about a pot tax initiative headed to Colorado ballots this year

Eric Goold

  • Grand Junction voters repeal retail marijuana ban, reject Republican-aligned council candidates
  • Senators Michael Bennet & John Hickenlooper, Representative Lauren Boebert attend local meetings
  • Delta County still under mask mandate due to uptick in COVID cases
  • Colorado lawmakers introduce $34B budget 
  • KVNF's Kate Redmond checks in with Delta County administrator Robbie LeValley as Commissioners take up privatization of recycling collection

Kaspar Keil

  • Hotchkiss accepts Baker Ranches bid for Fire Mountain Canal shares, puts Overland Ditch shares out for new bids
  • Paonia in Motion virtual input gathering events scheduled for Monday - Wednesday next week
  • Grand Junction City Council marijuana task force solidifies recommendations on land use codes
  • KVNF's Kate Redmond gets an update from Paradise Theater manager Sunshine Knight
  • Laura Palmisano hears about changes to the COVID dial from CDPHE official Mara Brosy-Wiwchar 

  

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  • Governor Polis signs 5 bills 
  • President Biden beings process to restore Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante boundaries
  • Retail marijuana will be on April ballot in Grand Junction
  • Ridgway switching water filtration from chlorine dioxide to carbon
  • Drought plan activated for upper Colorado River
  • Delta County Health director shares COVID-19 update
  • Ian Silverii of Progress Now says Western Slope residents should share comments on redistricting